Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law, then, after the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.
'As well as a fabulous story, the book includes so many words of wisdom and heartfelt sentiments, that you can't help picking up some of the joy and warmth from this marvellous storyteller. The perfect tonic for a rainy day when you need some light-hearted cheer and complete escapism. Curl up on the sofa with a large mug of hot chocolate, a generous slice of cake and a warm blanket, and enjoy this delightful tale' - SixtyPlus Surfers